Collection of Personal Information
While you can travel through most of the TeraByte web site without giving any personally identifying information, it is sometimes necessary for us to request personally identifying information to facilitate a service or transaction that you request. These services and transactions are completely optional and include, but may not be limited to, such things as newsletter subscriptions, access to restricted downloads, and purchasing or registering TeraByte products.
TeraByte also collects customer order information from third-party vendors. This information does not include credit card numbers but may include other information related to the purchase of TeraByte products, including but not limited to names, addresses, phone numbers, and IP addresses.
Collection to Log Files
The TeraByte web site may log IP addresses, domain names, referrers, and other visitor information. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the web site, track site navigation, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information
TeraByte may hire or use other companies to provide limited services on its behalf, including, but not limited to, packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, and answering customer questions. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the applicable service(s). The companies are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
We may also disclose your personally identifying information to third parties if required to do so by law, or if such action is necessary to:
- Comply with legal processes such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order;
- Protect our rights and property; or
- Protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our web site and/or software products.
Except as otherwise described in this statement, your personal information will not be shared outside of TeraByte. We do not sell, loan, or rent your personally identifying information to third parties.
Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager
TeraByte uses Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, web analytics services provided by Google Inc. (“Google”), for aggregate statistics about our website usage. You can opt-out of having your activity on the website made available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for your web browser. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Any information posted to a public newsgroup, chat room, or forum is available to all persons accessing that service. Your e-mail address and any other personal information posted to those services may be gathered and used by others for inappropriate or harmful purposes. The inherent public nature of these forums dictates that TeraByte assumes no responsibility for protecting the information disclosed on them by users. Therefore, TeraByte advises caution in posting your e-mail address and other personal information to newsgroups, chats, or other public forums.
A cookie (also called HTTP cookie, web cookie, Internet cookie, or browser cookie) is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on your computer system by your web browser. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information (such as items added to the shopping cart or maintaining the login state of a users account). Cookies can last only while you are browsing a site, called a Session cookie, or some period of time as set by the website, called a Persistent cookie.
You may also find third-party cookies from Google Ads and/or Bing Ads. Their purpose is explained below:
“Sometimes advertising cookies may be set on the domain of the site you’re visiting. In the case of advertising we serve across the web, cookies (e.g., cookies named ‘__gads’ or ‘__gac’) may be set on the domain of the site you’re visiting. Unlike cookies that are set on Google’s own domains, these cookies can’t be read by Google when you’re on a site other than the one on which they were set. They serve purposes such as measuring interactions with the ads on that domain and preventing the same ads from being shown to you too many times.
Google also uses conversion cookies (e.g., cookies named ‘__gcl’), whose main purpose is to help advertisers determine how many times people who click on their ads end up taking an action on their site (e.g., making a purchase). These cookies allow Google and the advertiser to determine that you clicked the ad and later visited the advertiser’s site. Conversion cookies are not used by Google for personalized ad targeting and persist for a limited time only. Some of our other cookies may be used to measure conversion events as well. For example, Google Marketing Platform and Google Analytics cookies may also be used for this purpose.”
“This advertiser uses Bing Ads to promote their business online. To more effectively market their product or service, this advertiser uses a small text file known as a cookie to record the completion of your transaction. Bing Ads wants to assure you that any information that is gathered will remain anonymous and cannot be used to identify you.
Browsers, such as Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, let you delete cookies and choose what types of cookies you want to allow on your computer. Please check Help for your browser to learn how to delete cookies or change the privacy level on your computer.”
If you don’t like the idea of cookies or certain types of cookies, you can change your browser’s settings to delete cookies that have already been set and to not accept new cookies. Check the support website for your browser to learn more about how to do this. However, if you delete cookies or do not accept them, you might not be able to use parts of the web site.
This web site contains links to other sites. TeraByte is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. Users should be aware other sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Therefore, when you leave our site, you should read the privacy statements of the linked-to web site so you are aware of its policy on the collection and use of personally-identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.
Changes to this Statement
We may occasionally update this privacy statement. If and when we do, we will also revise the “Last Updated” date at the top of this privacy statement. For important changes to this privacy statement, we will attempt to notify you either by placing a prominent notice on the home page of our web site or by directly sending you a notification. Periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.
TeraByte welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. If you believe that TeraByte has not adhered to this privacy statement, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.